Hour of Code
Essential Question: How do we use computer coding to make a character move in a video game?
Students at Howe Manning Elementary School will be participating in the "Hour of Code" this week.
What is "Hour of Code"?
Hour of Code is an opportunity for every student to try computer science for one hour.
Computer Science for Elementary School
Watch this video for Hour of Code 2014
Howe Manning students entered the computer lab today full of excitement. Mrs. Paz introduced the Hour of Code last year and has continued it this year with an introductory video. Today, they were ready to start.
President Obama Kicks of Hour of Code
Mrs. Pazdziorny sent this email out to HM staff:
"Howe Manning students are getting very excited about The Hour of Code. Next week, during computer classes, our entire school is joining in on the largest learning event in history, The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 8-14). Last year, 15 million students tried computer science in one week. This year, we're joining students worldwide to reach 100 million students!
I have enrolled every student into the program. There is a unique link for each class. They will be given their log in information next week. They will be able to use this link to log in at home if they desire. Once they complete the “Hour of Code” activities, many other coding activities are unlocked for them to try. If you would like me to create a user name for you to try it out, let me know.To learn more about The Hour of Code, visit their website at: www.hourofcode.com/us"
Fun music video to show the "Top 10 Reasons to Code."
Students loved creating code to make their video game characters move. They worked with Angry Bird, dragons, greeting card creation, art tasks, monster race, candy quest, and many others.
The website that hosts The Hour of Code crashed today...Eeeek! Mrs. Paz and I had no fear. We had the students use Tynker to code.